April 16th, 2015
Waterfalls are commonly formed when a river is young. At these times the channel is often narrow and deep. Whirlpools created in the turbulence as well as sand and stones carried by the water continue to carve a path for the water and causes the waterfall to carve deeper into the bed and to recede upstream. Often over time, the waterfall will recede back to form a canyon or gorge downstream as it recedes upstream.
The beauty of a waterfall is captured in photographs at Design Pics. Visit the link below to see our selection:
February 19th, 2015
FIRE and ICE make a great visual contrast and that is why we are lucky to have two brand collections that work so well together. PRINTSCAPES which is primarily Hawaii and Southeast Asia imagery....the land of Fire. But did you know that ALASKA STOCK is also one of our collections? The land of snow and ice is a beautiful contrast to Hawaii. With rugged peaks, flowing glaciers, pristine waters, and an amazing variety of wildlife, Alaska provides a stunning tapestry of color and texture.
Take a few minutes to browse our Alaska collection....we also have specific galleries of wildlife, nature, landscapes, polar bears, northern lights and more.
January 19th, 2015
Check out some of best sellers from 2014...everything from Fine Art to photos of glass floats on Hawaiian beaches....and these are some of OUR favorites too!
October 8th, 2014
Pacific Stock - FIRE
Born out of the fire of the Earth's mantle, the Hawaiian islands are the exposed peaks of the underwater Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain. This hotspot of volcanic activity continues to awe visitors year after year.
Some of the best Pacific Stock photographers are featured in this featured gallery called FIRE: http://www.pacificstock.com/lbmail.asp?pb=FIRE&co=DESPIC02
October 8th, 2014
Pacific Stock: EARTH
Hawaiian landscapes are beyond compare. From the sun kissed beaches on the Big Island to the rugged Na Pali coast, the scenery of Terra firma in Hawaii will take your breath away.
These are some of our favorites:
October 8th, 2014
Pacific Stock - WATER
Hawaii may be known mostly for its beaches, surf, and volcanic activity, but the lush tropical environment shelters some of the most breathtaking and accessible waterfalls. The northeastern coast of the big island, along the Hilo and Hamakua Coast, is a green fertile land with tropical rainforests and gardens.
See more of Hawaii's waterfalls: http://printscapes.artistwebsites.com/art/all/waterfalls+rivers+and+lakes/all
Here's our favorites:
Wailuku River State Park, home to the 80-foot Waianuenue (Rainbow Falls and Peepee Falls)
Akaka State Falls Park, home to the 100-foot Kahuna Falls and the incredible 442-foot Akaka Falls
Waipio Valley Lookout, 1,300-foot Hiilawe Falls.
October 16th, 2013
Fine Art America iPad Application! Browse through millions of images from the world's greatest living artists and photographers! Pick your favorite images... customize them with millions of different frames and mats... and then view the finished products on your wall using the iPad's built-in camera. Yes, really!
October 16th, 2013
Purchase a gift card for the holidays for the special someone...
Looking for a gift and can't decide what to buy? No problem. Buy a Fine Art America gift card! When you checkout, the gift card will be e-mailed to you at the e-mail address that you provide on the checkout screen. The gift card will be attached to the e-mail as a PDF. Print it out and deliver it to the recipient... or simply forward the PDF via e-mail!
August 19th, 2013
Hawai'i is the home to five species of sea turtles. Olive Ridleys, Loggerheads and Leatherbacks are usually only encountered in deep offshore waters. But it's common for snorkelers and divers on all the islands to see the Honu (green sea turtle) in near shore waters. Green sea turtles, however, nests in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, a remote, protected area where they thrive.
Hawaiian Hawksbill turtles nest on the main Hawaiian islands, predominately on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. However, a few Hawksbills and green sea turtles also nest on Maui each year. Due to their rarity, Hawksbills are watched over very carefully and are a primary subject for HWF's research projects.
Like other sea turtles, green sea turtles migrate long distances between feeding grounds and hatching beaches. Many islands worldwide are known as Turtle Island due to green sea turtles nesting on their beaches. Females crawl out on beaches, dig nests and lay eggs during the night. Later, hatchlings emerge and scramble into the water. Those that reach maturity may live to eighty years in the wild.
Sea turtles spend almost all their lives submerged, but must breathe air for the oxygen needed to meet the demands of vigorous activity. With a single explosive exhalation and rapid inhalation, sea turtles can quickly replace the air in their lungs. The lungs permit a rapid exchange of oxygen and prevent gases from being trapped during deep dives. Sea turtle blood can deliver oxygen efficiently to body tissues even at the pressures encountered during diving. During routine activity, green and loggerhead turtles dive for about four to five minutes, and surface to breathe for one to three seconds.
Turtles can rest or sleep underwater for several hours at a time, but submergence time is much shorter while diving for food or to escape predators. Breath-holding ability is affected by activity and stress, which is why turtles quickly drown in shrimp trawlers and other fishing gear.
In recent decades, sea turtles have moved from unrestricted exploitation to global protection, with individual countries providing additional protection, although serious threats remain unabated.
June 12th, 2013
Haleakala Crater (Ha-lay-ah-ja-lah), is the world's largest dormant volcano. ISLAND OF MOLOKAI. According to the Maui travel site (http://www.gohawaii.com), "Stretching across Maui’s southern and eastern coastline, Haleakala National Park is home to Maui's highest peak. Rising 10,023 feet above sea level, Haleakala's graceful slopes can be seen from just about any point on the island. Haleakala means "house of the sun" in Hawaiian, and legend has it that the demigod Maui lassoed the sun from its journey across the sky as he stood on the volcano’s summit, slowing its descent to make the day last even longer.
The park is comprised of over 30,000 acres of public land, has three separate visitors centers and covers a range of natural environments. You can travel atop the highest peaks of Haleakala, hiking above the clouds and horseback riding across otherworldly deserts. As the park stretches out to the coast towards sea level you can even visit lush tropical areas full of waterfalls and streams."
For more photos of Haleakala, visit: https://www.pacificstock.com/lbmail.asp?pb=Haleakala&co=DESPIC02
January 2nd, 2013
Hawaii's waves are legendary. There are three basic swell sources that can reach Hawaii's shores from all directions: the east-northeast trade winds, the North Pacific lows, and the South Pacific (Southern Hemisphere) lows. Hurricanes and Kona winds from the local southwest can also create high surf during the winter, although surf from these two sources are not common in Hawaii.
During the winter months in Hawaii, hurricane strength storms build in the North Pacific off the eastern coast of Japan and Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. These strong winds are often hurricane force and these waves only have to travel about 3,000 miles to reach Hawaii (which is the first landmass they hit...no interruptions from when they ere generated). Consequently, the waves hit Hawaii with great force and create waves and surf that can exceed 30, 40, or even 60 feet in height.
Some of the most notable waves in Hawaii include the Bonzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach, Waimea, Honolua Bay, Jaws, Hanalei Bay, Makaha, Waikiki Beach, and more!
February 24th, 2012
Cool Volcanic Facts about Hawaii! Check out our images of Volcanoes at this link.
The Hawaiian Islands are composed entirely of volcanic rock. The craters and mountains we see above land are merely a fraction of the enormous volcanic topography that is resting thousands of feet below the ocean's surface.
With a total of 13 volcanoes throughout the Islands, they are a common site for locals. The Big Island of Hawaii holds 7 volcanoes total, there are 2 volcanoes each on Maui, Molokai and Oahu.
Here on Oahu, the landmarks we are known for such as Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay and Koko Crater are all merely volcanic features of the Koolau volcano that makes up about two thirds of the island. The Waianae volcano is much taller than Koolau, as well as older, and towers over the windward side of Oahu.
Big Island's Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is home to two of the world's most active volcanoes: Mauna Loa and Kilauea
Mauna Loa most recently erupted in 1984, but since its first eruption in 1843 has erupted 34 times. Kilauea has been continuously erupting since 1983 and 250,000 to 650,000 cubic yards of lava are currently flowing from the volcano every day.
The park has 3 other volcanoes; Kohala is the oldest on the island and has been extinct for thousands of years, Mauna Kea has not erupted for over 3,600 years but is still considered dormant, lastly Hualalai is also considered active but has only erupted 7 times within the last 2,100 years, the last eruption was in 1801.
August 15th, 2011
"As they all say, I came to Hawaii and never left."
That was 1973, since then Joe Carini has documented Hawaii, Asia & the South Pacific. Carini's love for photography started right out of college photographing weddings, class portraits and the like, but the desire to see and do more made him quit his job and start traveling, ending up in Hawaii. Since then he has garnered numerous credits and magazine covers from the likes of German magazines: GEO and MERIAN, in addition to numerous books and local magazines. He also participated in a book project along with 50 other international photographers titled SEVEN DAYS IN THE KINGDOM and also won a Honorable Mention and bronze medal from NIKON International. Joe's collection ranges from his stunning nature imagery to his breathtaking images from his tours of South East Asia and the Pacific Islands.
All of us at Printscapes.com eagerly await Joes submissions because they give us the opportunity to experience the world and all its natural beauty through the eyes of an extremely talented artist!
"I've been doing this for years and don't see a reason to stop." -Carini
Be sure to check out Joe's entire collection: tinyurl.com/JoeCarini
August 8th, 2011
David Fleetham is one of the most published underwater photographers in the world. He began diving and photographing underwater in 1976 and has been in Hawaii since 1986. For the first ten years he photographed in the cold, but rich waters of British Columbia, Canada, and worked as a PADI Instructor and USCG Certified boat captain in various dive businesses in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. From Hawaii, David has been on assignments to, Indonesia, The Galapagos Islands, South Africa, The Bahamas, Micronesia, Australia, the Sea of Cortez, the Red Sea, the Socorro Islands, numerous locations in the South Pacific and Caribbean, and back to the cold waters of British Columbia.
David's photographs have been published around the globe, with over two hundred magazine covers to date. In 1991 his photograph of a sandbar shark appeared on the cover of LIFE. It is the only underwater image to ever be published on the cover. His award winning work has been published by National Geographic (he has done several assignments for The NGS), The Cousteau Society, and every North American diving publication. Galleries and agents in over 50 countries reproduce David’s images thousands and thousand of times each year. The American Museum of Natural History, The Smithsonian Museum, The North Carolina Museum of Natural History, The London Zoo, Hong Kong Museum, The Maui Ocean Center, The Waikiki, Vancouver, Monterey Bay, New Jersey State, Ripley’s and the Aquarium of the Americas all display his work.
David is a founding member of the Ocean Artists Society, who’s members include James Cameron, Wyland, David Doubilet and Al Giddings.
David photographs exclusively Canon EOS Digital SLR camera's, in Ikelite housings, with twin Ikelite Substrobes.
To view all David's images, please view this link